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My Home SAP Development Setup | 2020

I received a lot of feedback from one of my previous blog posts where I ran through the setup of ABAP in VS Code – https://youtu.be/hzjNnRcYmqY. Quite a few people asked me about my SAP setup on my local machine at home and so I made this video where I take you through my own setup including the various tooling I use on a daily basis.

 

These days developers and functionals have so many useful tools at their disposal that development and solutioning in SAP is easier than ever. That being said, the wide variety of tooling available can also be a bit daunting and if that’s the case for you then perhaps this video could help simplify things a bit.

 

For me personally many of the full stack SAP development projects I’ve worked on have had more or less shared the same basic architecture which I’ve tried to replicate at home:

 

Here’s a list of the setup and tooling resources I use at the moment:

SAP ABAP Dev Trial 7.52 SP04 – https://blogs.sap.com/2019/07/01/as-abap-752-sp04-developer-edition-to-download/

SAP Cloud Connector – https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#cloud

SAP Cloud Platform – https://www.sap.com/uk/products/cloud-platform.html

Eclipse ABAP Developer Tools – https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/

VS Cod Extensions
Name: Advanced ABAP snippet generator
VS Marketplace Link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=BrandonCaulfield.advanced-abap-snippet-generator

Name: ABAP
VS Marketplace Link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=larshp.vscode-abap

Name: ABAP CDS Language Support
VS Marketplace Link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=hudakf.cds

Name: ABAP remote filesystem
VS Marketplace Link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=murbani.vscode-abap-remote-fs

Name: ABAP Snippets
VS Marketplace Link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=frehu.abap-snippets

 

I’ve had to deal with many issues along the way so if you have any questions feel free to ask and I’ll help where I can 🙂

 

Thanks for reading!

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      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Great collection, thanks for sharing!

      the wide variety of tooling available can also be a bit daunting

      You got that right, sometimes too many choices is just as bad as no choices. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Brandon Caulfield
      Brandon Caulfield
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      Thanks Jelena Perfiljeva! It took me a while to get to this point but being able to prototype at home without needing a clients dev system is more important now than ever ?

      Author's profile photo Pavan Chand Bhamidipati
      Pavan Chand Bhamidipati

      Thanks Brandon  great toolkit 🙂

      Author's profile photo Brandon Caulfield
      Brandon Caulfield
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      Thanks Pavan Chand Bhamidipati ! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Devon Waterhouse
      Devon Waterhouse

      Thanks Brandon, very interesting

      Author's profile photo Brandon Caulfield
      Brandon Caulfield
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      Thanks Devon Waterhouse 🙂

      Author's profile photo Ramesh Kajuru
      Ramesh Kajuru

      Thanks Bradon, a very useful one

      Author's profile photo Brandon Caulfield
      Brandon Caulfield
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      Thanks Remesh!

      Author's profile photo Luis Kovacevic
      Luis Kovacevic

      Hi Brandon! thanks for sharing! why VS Code and not Business Application Studio? have you tried it?

      Author's profile photo Brandon Caulfield
      Brandon Caulfield
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      Hi Luis Kovacevic , I use VS Code for all my projects outside of SAP and so far it’s the best and simplest IDE I’ve ever used 🙂 i am busy preparing a video on the Business Application Studio but it doesn’t seem to be in high demand at the moment. Plus, I do find a bit more flexibility working locally in VS Code, especially being able to build my own extensions and workflow 🙂 but SAP’s Business Application Studio is shaping up to be a very promising hit of kit when working at a client.